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4.—(1) The Attachment of Earnings Act 1971 is amended as follows.
(2) In section 2 (principal definitions), in the definition of “maintenance order”—
(a)after “any order” insert “, decision, settlement or instrument”;
(b)for “such an order” substitute “one”;
(c)after “discharged” insert “or has otherwise ceased to operate”.
(3) In Schedule 1 (which lists maintenance orders to which that Act applies) after paragraph 14(1) insert—
“14A.—(1) A decision, court settlement or authentic instrument which falls to be enforced by a magistrates’ court by virtue of the Maintenance Regulation and the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Maintenance) Regulations 2011.
(2) In this paragraph—
“the Maintenance Regulation” means Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009 including as applied in relation to Denmark by virtue of the Agreement made on 19th October 2005 between the European Community and the Kingdom of Denmark;
“decision”, “court settlement” and “authentic instrument” have the meanings given by Article 2 of that Regulation.”.
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